This is actually the moment that derailed me during my first play through from the Shizune path and onto the Lilly/Hanako side. When I first started the game and got into the beginning classroom scenes I was pretty sure I was going to go with Shizune. She seemed to be open, helpful, and wanted to show the Hisao the ropes. She was revealed to be intelligent, strategic, and self-confident, all of which I found intriguing. Then her interactions with Lilly and Hanako sprouted up and my curiosity came to a full stop. I get that Shizune and Lilly have a high school-level feud going on and stuff like that can spill over. But when Hisao first comments about Hanako to Misha and Shizune and you hear "the friend of my enemy is my enemy" (or however it's worded) my reaction was, "Wait...that's the tack they're taking towards the burn victim with what appears to have severe social anxiety?" There's something about the way Shizune talks to Hanako when the latter is looking for Lilly that hits me really wrong. Even though Shizune is insulting Lilly, not Hanako, saying things like to such a timid and fragile person can still be hurtful and demotivating.Naevius wrote: Now, her treatment of Hanako I find a bit more undefendable. Guilt by association is hardly just. Maybe Shizune acts like that because she thinks Hanako should grow a spine (and finds her lack thereof disgusting) but it's still rather cruel.
The sad thing is that Misha and Shizune probably don't mean anything that negative towards Hanako but they've put themselves in a position to not know what's going on with the girl. When someone's been granted a free pass by her teachers to come and go in the middle of class without comment I don't know if my first instinct would be to think of her as a delinquent. Hisao makes that assumption as well but he also takes to the time to learn that it's not the case.
I wound up putting off Shizune's ending for last. I didn't find the rest of her arc to be so bad but I was tired of the constant angling of ploys and mind games (OR WERE THEY); it got exhausting for me in the worst way. But I'm a hopeful for her arc going forward. As much as I enjoy the angle of having Misha filtering the mannerisms of a very different girl I look forward to Hisao being able to communicate with Shizune one-on-one. Partly because after the first act I'm curious to see how she does away from the girl who's likely been at her hip since they were both at the school and partly because I find Misha kind of annoying.